Providence Friars Articles

Rick Barnes
For most teams, January is the first normal month of the college basketball season.No breaks for finals. No trips to far-flung locations for tournaments in front of sparse crowds. And no wild fluctuations between the caliber of competition in non-...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
The new Big East has a leg up on other basketball leagues that don’t have major college football. That’s clear. Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s and even Butler and Xavier are established basketball brands.The ...
David Fox
1 year ago
One thing is pretty clear about the new Big East: Projecting the league is going to be difficult.Georgetown and Marquette tied for the Big East title in the old conference, but both teams lose key players. Villanova, which defeated Georgetown and...
David Fox
1 year ago
A handful of players hit multiple milestones this week, but they weren’t necessarily the most notable numbers of the week. Creighton’s National Player of the Year contender Doug McDermott reached the 2,000-point mark, Kansas’ Jeff Withey...
David Fox
1 year ago
Aside from the turmoil caused by conference realignment, the Big East has continued some familiar trends: Syracuse continues to be among the national elite with a bench player taking his turn in the spotlight, Louisville continues to be a...
David Fox
2 years ago
The next two years will mark the end of an era for the Big East. No more Jim Calhoun this season. No more Syracuse and no more Pittsburgh next season. No more Notre Dame in the years to come. The Big East will expand again next season with...
David Fox
2 years ago
The full list of the top 40 transfers can be found in the Athlon Sports 2012-13 College Basketball annual available in the online store. College basketball transfers are flying through the sport at an...
David Fox
2 years ago
Even for a league with campus institutions like Jim Boeheim at Syracuse and Jim Calhoun at Connecticut, this offseason was relatively quiet for the Big East coaching ranks.   For only the second time since 1995-96, the Big East did not have...
David Fox
2 years ago